A friendly competition initiative is being launched at this meeting. The club will provide three Green Island Ficus trees for designing, training and showing by 3 teams of 4 members each, that includes a team captain.
It starts in April 2017 and the trees will be completed for public showing and judging in Fall 2018. Some stages in the progression will be discussed and demonstrated as part of regular meetings, sometimes of short duration (e.g. showing design ideas, repotting and pot selection) and sometimes of longer duration (e.g. pruning and wiring). Team members as well as the general membership can observe or participate in a “start to finish” process. A questionnaire circulated to members was used to select team members and judges for this project.
What are viewing stones? What do they have to do with bonsai? Where do you get viewing stones? How do you display and present viewing stones? These and other questions will be answered in a short, informal presentation by Paul and Joe.
Our supplier is offering Mica pots for 10% off wholesale orders until March 31, if we accrue more than $500-worth. Details on how to order will be provided at the meeting.
Please bring items to donate to the raffle if you have something bonsai-related you can donate to the club. If you have an item you need help with or for Show and Tell, please bring it along.
Guests, please register with the President so that we may look after you better.
Our meetings feature presentations by fellow members who have volunteered to teach, inform, entertain and inspire us with a presentation, workshop, demonstration, a guest lecturer/presenter or some other great offering that is bonsai related. We will add more details as they are available, so check back often and save the date.